The IT revolution had a tremendous influence on the technology of construction equipment as well. The satellite operation management system was developed during the 90's as a method to supervise and manage equipment from a remote distance, and became an industry standard during this era.
This was a fully changed model from PC1800 and PC2000, super large excavators, that were used for mining and stone crushing. Its fuel consumption was 10% less than previous models.
The new large cab was custom designed exclusively for mining shovels. Its large glass area reached to underneath the floor, providing excellent visibility. The area was 30% larger than previous models, offering a safer and more comfortable working space.
Komatsu's new high output engine passed the emission laws of the United States.*
*The 560kw or larger engine that is installed in this model is subject to emission regulation only by the EPA in the United States.
Weight: 200,000kg, Bucket capacity: 12.0m3 (PC2000-8 Backhoe)
Since its first emergence in 1951, it took only 50 years for the hydraulic shovel to establish its primary position on construction sites worldwide. Its size ranges from mini to super size depending on the scale of construction, and during the half century, it kept evolving by achieving a minimum rear-swing radius and adapting styles that would work with characteristics of each site. Mirroring the movement of a human hand, a hydraulic shovel will continue to evolve during the 21st century.